Roigella correifolia (Griseb.) Borhidi & M. Fernández Zequeira

Bush up to 2.5 m, minor branches hirtellous; stipules 5-6 mm, rounded-deltoid, cuspidate; leaves oval to oval-oblong, 4.5-8 cm long, 2.5-5.2 cm wide, almost heart-shaped at base, rounded to obtuse at apex, sometimes needle-like, coriaceous, slightly sericeous on veins on underside, margin planate or slightly recurved; inflorescence axilliary, in cymes, pauciflorous, with peduncles; pedicels up to 1.5 mm; tube of calyx densely haired, lobes triangular-oblong, 4-7 mm, pointed to almost obtuse; corolla white, densely retrorsely haired, tube 12 mm, throat 5-7 mm, lobes 5-6, obovate-orbicular, 7 mm, capsule pyriform, 12-15 mm, with small hairs.

Common name: bomitey.

An endemic species.

Roigella correifolia, living leaves (left), dead leaf (right)
Roigella correifolia, flowers

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